Virgil van Dijk | Performances

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Looks like he's lost a yard or two, he'll get offloaded in the summer.
 

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Turns out Henderson is Liverpool's best player, not Van Dijk. Without him they've been leaking goals.
 

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Perhaps he started buying into his own bullshit. His comments towards Ronaldo at the last ballon were ridiculous considering who the feck he was talking about.
 

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Looks like he's lost a yard or two, he'll get offloaded in the summer.
Youre joking but it wouldnt be a bad decision to pick up two excellent CB for his fee.
Hell never be as valuable as he is now and how long does he have at the very top? Maybe 2 seasons before pace is an issue?
 

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TBH I don't think he was even at fault for any of their goals in their three defeats.

Bumping this thread is just bizarre.
 

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TBH I don't think he was even at fault for any of their goals in their three defeats.

Bumping this thread is just bizarre.
He made Barkley's goal tonight. Was miles out of position before heading the ball right to him for the assist
 

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All the hype got to his head. Good to see him brought back down to earth
 

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Lolwut?

Did you see the state of him at Watford?
Don't think he could have done much for all three goals. You could argue for the second goal but its really Lovren who should have been tighter to Sarr.

He made Barkley's goal tonight. Was miles out of position before heading the ball right to him for the assist
The header was meant for Fabinho who reacted poorly to it. After that Barkley ran the entire length of the half to score while surrounded by Liverpool players. If anything I thought it was Gomez and Fabinho who were shite the entire match and are getting shown up in recent games.
 

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Don't think he could have done much for all three goals. You could argue for the second goal but its really Lovren who should have been tighter to Sarr.
Erm... did you see his ‘defending’ for the opening goal? He just allowed the Watford attacker to cross the ball into Sarr. He made absolutely no attempt to block the cross or nick it out for a corner. It was so bizarre and 100% his fault.
 

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Erm... did you see his ‘defending’ for the opening goal? He just allowed the Watford attacker to cross the ball into Sarr. He made absolutely no attempt to block the cross or nick it out for a corner. It was so bizarre and 100% his fault.
It was comical. He just walked up to the guy as if his very presence alone was enough to have Dacoure running away.
 

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Best unload that VVD Liverpoolians. I suppose we can trade for Lindelof...
 

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Erm... did you see his ‘defending’ for the opening goal? He just allowed the Watford attacker to cross the ball into Sarr. He made absolutely no attempt to block the cross or nick it out for a corner. It was so bizarre and 100% his fault.
It came from a looping free throw which Lovren made a complete feck up and Robertson switching off at the back.

I dislike Liverpool as much as the next guy and I'm not defending VVD but you guys are trying way too hard to look for errors.
 

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It came from a looping free throw which Lovren made a complete feck up and Robertson switching off at the back.

I dislike Liverpool as much as the next guy and I'm not defending VVD but you guys are trying way too hard to look for errors.
He could have cut the cross out but didnt even try to go for the ball
 

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It came from a looping free throw which Lovren made a complete feck up and Robertson switching off at the back.

I dislike Liverpool as much as the next guy and I'm not defending VVD but you guys are trying way too hard to look for errors.

How can you say VVD didn't feck up here? Dude just let Dacoure get the cross in.
 

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He could certainly have done better. However, it was just errors everywhere and his wasn't the worst one.
 

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He could certainly have done better. However, it was just errors everywhere and his wasn't the worst one.
Dont think anyone said he was the worst one. That was however poor defending
 

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It’s lazy but there are several errors there, not just his.
Literally every single mistake he makes, Liverpool fans point to other mistakes that lead up to it. Yes, he’s a centre back that’s going to be the case virtually every time the ball gets close to him. It does not absolve him from that horrendous mistake. Make half an effort there and that’s a corner rather than a goal.
 

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I would like our CBs to make this kind of "errors" while the EPL is won in March. I wouldn't be upset at all.
 

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It was comical. He just walked up to the guy as if his very presence alone was enough to have Dacoure running away.
He has been getting away with it a lot. Which is good from him. Intimidation is a big part of defending but you have to maintain it, that's the hard part.
 

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Literally every single mistake he makes, Liverpool fans point to other mistakes that lead up to it. Yes, he’s a centre back that’s going to be the case virtually every time the ball gets close to him. It does not absolve him from that horrendous mistake. Make half an effort there and that’s a corner rather than a goal.
Oh no I agree. It’s poor from him but Lovren’s also at fault for getting involved with Deeney.
 

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For some reason Giroud always seems to give him a hard time, not sure why.
 

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He’s not been great by his own standards but there’s not been any serious calamity from him. Great defenders have dips in form but they bounce back from it.

This is the first time he’ll have to prove that he can bounce back, since he’s joined Liverpool. It’s one thing to play for the underdogs who no one expects to win the league and entirely another thing to play for a team who are favorites to win the league.
 

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Not really. Been our best player yet again this season.

This is just petty jealousy being egged on because people have had to wait yonks for him to have a poor game to voice their complaints.
Thought he was average last night again. Giroud gave him and Gomez a rough time all on his own.
 

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I thought he was poor for the first goal too. On the replay, my dad brother and I all simultaneously said 'he's moved out the way of the ball', he just seemd to move out of the path of the ball instead of blocking the ball. Unquestionably Adrian was dreadful for the goal too though.
 

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It’s lazy but there are several errors there, not just his.
Aye. Counting 5 errors there, including Van Dijk's:
  1. Set-up at the throw-in. Ideally you'd want somebody in front of Deeney(?) as that's the obvious long target and it's going to be almost impossible for any defender to get round the front of him to block it.
  2. Lovren getting bullied and pinned down
  3. Fabinho getting the wrong side of Docoure and letting him run off him
  4. Van Dijk's half-arsed attempt to block the cross
  5. Robertson giving up 5 yards on Sarr